Understanding US Soccer’s Mandate for Birth Year Registration and Small-Sided Games

US Soccer and US Club Soccer's Mandate for Youth Soccer Development - Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club - Santa Rosa, California

Many of you may have heard about changes afoot for US Club Soccer in partnership with US Soccer, which manages national team soccer in this country. The changes involve switching age registration from school year to birth year, which aligns the US with the rest of the world.  Also, for ages 12 and under there will be smaller sided games to allow players more space and more touches on the ball. Read more of this post

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Earn a Level 6 Coaching Diploma May 16-18

Youth Soccer Coaching Diploma available through the Black Oaks in Santa Rosa, California

Youth soccer coaches and assistant coaches, the Santa Rosa Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club are holding its first ever coaching diploma course March 16-18 in Santa Rosa. Normally these coaching courses are held outside the area so local coaches can save on travel costs.

  • Course Dates & Times:

    • Friday, May 16 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    • Saturday, May 17 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Sunday, May 18 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Location: 1378A Corporate Center Parkway Santa Rosa, CA 95407

This will be mandatory for all those coaching for the Black Oaks.  It’s important for the overall quality of our club and allows us to conform to competitive coaching standards that will not only benefit us as coaches, but our players. Sign Up Here Read more of this post